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Five Star Senior Living Inc is a medical care facilities business based in the US. Five Star Senior Living shares (FVE) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Five Star Senior Living employs 15,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$655.9 million.

How to buy shares in Five Star Senior Living

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Five Star Senior Living. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: FVE. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Five Star Senior Living reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$5.26, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Five Star Senior Living, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Five Star Senior Living. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Five Star Senior Living's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Five Star Senior Living's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$5.26, which is 1.90% up on its pre-crash value of USD$5.16 and 146.95% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$2.13.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Five Star Senior Living shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$545.88 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,206.43.

Five Star Senior Living share price

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Five Star Senior Living shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$5.26
52-week range USD$2.13 - USD$6.25
50-day moving average USD$5.1
200-day moving average USD$4.2483
Wall St. target price USD$8.5
PE ratio 3.6029
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-14.896

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Is it a good time to buy Five Star Senior Living stock?

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Five Star Senior Living price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $5.26 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-23) -0.94%
1 month (2020-10-30) 15.10%
3 months (2020-08-28) 1.35%
6 months (2020-05-29) 41.78%
1 year (2019-11-29) 6.26%
2 years (2018-11-30) 1,182.93%
3 years (2017-11-30) 250.67%
5 years (2015-11-30) 46.52%

Is Five Star Senior Living under- or over-valued?

Valuing Five Star Senior Living stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Five Star Senior Living's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Five Star Senior Living's P/E ratio

Five Star Senior Living's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 4x. In other words, Five Star Senior Living shares trade at around 4x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Five Star Senior Living's EBITDA

Five Star Senior Living's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$23.5 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Five Star Senior Living's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Five Star Senior Living financials

Revenue TTM USD$655.9 million
Operating margin TTM 1.92%
Gross profit TTM USD$527.8 million
Return on assets TTM 0.94%
Return on equity TTM -3.29%
Profit margin -0.79%
Book value $6.464
Market capitalisation USD$153.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Five Star Senior Living shares

There are currently 421,236 Five Star Senior Living shares held short by investors – that's known as Five Star Senior Living's "short interest". This figure is 10.4% down from 469,954 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Five Star Senior Living shares can be evaluated.

Five Star Senior Living's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Five Star Senior Living's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Five Star Senior Living shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Five Star Senior Living shares traded daily (recently around 65715.444617785). Five Star Senior Living's SIR currently stands at 6.41. In other words for every 100,000 Five Star Senior Living shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6410 shares are currently held short.

However Five Star Senior Living's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Five Star Senior Living shares, or, against the total number of tradable Five Star Senior Living shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Five Star Senior Living's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Five Star Senior Living shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0225% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Five Star Senior Living shares, roughly 23 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Five Star Senior Living.

Find out more about how you can short Five Star Senior Living stock.

Five Star Senior Living share dividends

We're not expecting Five Star Senior Living to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Five Star Senior Living's shares ever split?

Five Star Senior Living's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 1 October 2019. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Five Star Senior Living shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Five Star Senior Living shares which in turn could have impacted Five Star Senior Living's share price.

Five Star Senior Living share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Five Star Senior Living's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.13 up to $6.25. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FVE.US volatility(beta: 0.87)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Five Star Senior Living's is 0.8671. This would suggest that Five Star Senior Living's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Five Star Senior Living overview

Five Star Senior Living Inc. operates and manages senior living communities in the United States. It operates through Senior Living Communities, and Rehabilitation and Wellness segments. Its senior living communities comprise independent living communities, assisted living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), and skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). The company offers nursing and healthcare services; and rehabilitation and wellness services. As of December 31, 2019, it operated 268 senior living communities consisting of 31,285 living units comprising 257 primarily independent and assisted living communities with 30,021 living units, and 11 SNFs with 1,264 living units located in 32 states. The company was formerly known as Five Star Quality Care, Inc. and changed its name to Five Star Senior Living Inc. in March 2017. Five Star Senior Living Inc. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts.

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